Sit back, relax, and take in the views. Looking for an authentic Colorado train ride? If you’re interested in a longer trip, take the Amtrak to our valley. If you’re already here, a day trip might be a better option. On the other side of Berthoud Pass, about 45 minutes from Winter Park, lies the Georgetown Loop Railroad. It brings Colorado history to life in a fun adventure that will thrill the entire family. The beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you as an old-time steam locomotive or a powerful diesel locomotive winds up the Clear Creek canyon, hauling your train past the remains of several gold and silver mines. Enjoy a narrated excursion through a tranquil and pristine Rocky Mountains.
The Loop takes you between Georgetown and Silver Plume, over 2 miles apart, and the tracks scale an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain, requiring trestles, cuts, fills, loops, and curves totaling 3.1 miles of narrow gauge track. Today the Loop is a popular tourist attraction and an exceptional way to see the Clear Creek Valley. Along the route, visitors may stop for a guided tour of the historic Lebanon Silver Mine (mine tour not recommended for children under the age of five), and view wildlife in their natural habitat. One thing’s for sure—you won’t regret trying out this incredible Colorado train ride!
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Winter Park Mountain Lodge is a great home base for your summer mountain adventures. Book your next stay here.